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What to Expect on the ACT Math Test

What to Expect on the ACT Math Test

Author: Stacey Roshan

At the end of this tutorial, you will understand the basic structure of the math section of the ACT test. You will also know the number of items per subsection, what topics to expect, and some tips of the trade.

This tutorial will explain the structure of the math section of the ACT test. It includes the number of items, topics covered, and some basic tips of the trade.

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Notes on "What to Expect on the ACT Math Test"


(0:00-0:14) Introduction
(0:15-0:53) Format of the Test

(0:54-1:28) Essential Tips
(1:29-2:00) Pre-Algebra Topics
(2:01-2:47) Elementary Algebra Topics
(2:48-3:28) Intermediate Algebra Topics
(3:29-3:59) Coordinate Geometry Topics
(4:00-4:29) Plane Geometry Topics
(4:30-5:02) Trigonometry Topics
(5:03-5:21) Summary of Test Format 


There are 60 questions on the math section of the ACT exam. This section has the following order and number of question per subsection:

14 Pre-algebra questions
10 Elementary algebra questions
9 Intermediate algebra questions
9 Coordinate geometry questions
14 Plane geometry questions
4 Trigonometry questions

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